First Day — May 25, 2017
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Today is the first day the following items have appeared in Around Town. Items are generally published a maximum of five times.)
The Southeast New Mexico Community Action Corporation (SNMCAC) will hold a board of directors meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at the SNMCAC Building, 1915 San Jose Blvd., Carlsbad. For more information, call 575-887-3939.
Victory Life Fellowship will hold a car wash, weather permitting, from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at Fenn’s Country Market. Cost is $10 per vehicle.
Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. All campus offices will be closed and no classes will be held. The campus will reopen Tuesday, May 30. The summer class session begins Monday, June 5. The fall semester begins Monday, Aug. 21. Students can register online at www.roswell.enmu.edu or on campus any time during regular business hours. Students can also apply for admission online. The ENMU-R campus is open 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. – noon Fridays. For general campus information, call 624-7000.
MEMORIAL DAY SCRAMBLE
Artesia Country Club will host a six-man blind draw scramble at 8 a.m. Monday, May 29. Team players will be selected randomly via blind draw. Spouses may play together, but no making of own teams. Members and the public are invited. Entry fee is $30 plus greens and cart fees. Maria’s breakfast burrito included. To register, call the Pro Shop at 746-6732.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Around Town is intended to announce events of interest to the general public in Artesia and the immediate area. Announcements of club and nonprofit organizations, school activities, government events and church activities are generally included in Around Town.)
United Blood Services will hold blood drives until 3 p.m. today in the EOG Resources (Yates) multi-purpose room (donors will receive a free t-shirt, cookbook, and squishy cow courtesy of Dairy Max) and from 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at the Artesia Center. Schedule appointments by calling UBS at 625-9743 or Stephanie Seabrease at 840-8178, or at unitedbloodservices.org.
The Ocotillo Performing Arts Center is currently accepting registrations for its various music lessons and theatre camps. Registrations are available for the Sixth Annual Rising Stars Summer Musical Theatre Camp production of “The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever,” as well as Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of “Aladdin.” Music lessons are also available in piano, voice, violin, guitar and drums. For more information on these programs, contact Lauren Austin at 746-4212 or [email protected].
Chase Foundation Scholarship recipients will be performing community service projects for senior citizens in Artesia June 21-23. The adult-supervised groups will be doing yard work, cleaning windows, and various other miscellaneous jobs, not including painting. Senior citizens in need of such work may sign up at the Artesia MealSite, Senior Center, First Baptist Total Life Center, or Trinity Temple. For more information, contact Ginny Bush at the Chase Foundation, 746-4610.
The Artesia Public Library will be closed Monday, May 29, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The library will reopen at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 30.
MEGA SPORTS CAMP
First United Methodist Church, West Main Baptist Church and Harvest Fellowship will hold a Mega Sports Camp from 9-11:30 a.m. May 30 – June 2 at Zia Intermediate School. For more information, call Harvest at 746-6195, FUMC at 746-3535, or West Main at 746-3258.
CANVAS AND CONSTELLATIONS
The Ocotillo Performing Arts Center will host Canvas and Constellations with instructor Kelly Speckhart at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 2. Cost is $30 for singles, $50 for duos. To register or for more information, visit www.artesiaartscouncil.com or call the OPAC box office at 746-4212.
Pregnancy Help Center of Artesia will host a Bingo event Saturday, June 3, at the Eddy County Fairgrounds. Session One begins at 1 p.m. (doors open at noon), Session Two at 3 p.m., and Session Three at 5 p.m. Each session will have a $1,500 payout. Cards are $15 for nine-face, $30 for 18-face. Must be at least 11 years old to play. Concession will open at noon. For more information, call 513-1826.
BOYS’ BASKETBALL CAMP
The Bulldog basketball team will host a kids’ camp for grades 1-8 from 1-4 p.m. June 5-7 at Bulldog Pit. Cost is $40 per camper and includes a camp t-shirt and basketball; registration will be held from noon – 1 p.m. June 5 at the Pit or contact Michael Mondragon at 308-3524 to obtain a registration form. Camp will features drills, scrimmages, contests and positive attitude sessions. Concession stand will be available.
WET ‘N WILD TOUR
The 2017 Wet ‘n Wild Tour 7K or 4K run, walk, skate and bike will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at the Eddy County Fairgrounds. Racers must arrive at 8 a.m. to pick up race packets. To register and for more information, visit www.rideforbikes.com.
SOTP CRAFT SHOW
Art, craft and trade show applications are being accepted for the June 24-25 2017 Smokin’ on the Pecos. Applications may be obtained online at www.smokinonthepecos.com or call Leah Boone at 513-2863. Space is limited; first come, first served, several booths are still available.
The Bulldog volleyball team will host kids’ camps July 5-7 at Bulldog Pit. Grades 3-6 attend from 9-11 a.m.; grades 7-8 from 1-4 p.m. Cost is $40 per camper; register before June for a camp t-shirt. To register or for more information, call 308-6336.
Park Junior High School 2016-17 yearbooks are available for pre-order. Cost is $40. Only 225 copies have been ordered. For more information, call 746-9892.
Zia Intermediate School 2016-17 yearbooks are now on sale. Cost is $25, first come, first served. Only 275 copies have been ordered. For more information, call 746-2766.
HOUSING AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE
The Southeast New Mexico Community Action Corporation invites residents to stop by and see if they qualify for rental/mortgage or utility assistance at 1313 Gilchrist Ave. For more information, call 746-6712.
COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY
Community Bible Study is registering for the 2017-18 year. This year’s study is “Return to Jerusalem,” which include the books of Ezra, Nehamiah, Esther, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi. CBS will meet from 9:35-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays beginning Aug. 29 at First Baptist Church. Early registration is encouraged. For more information, contact Sarah at 523-9152 or email [email protected].
Adult yoga classes for all skill levels are held from 9-10:15 a.m. Saturdays and Kids’ Yoga from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Saturdays at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. Cost is $10 for a drop-in class or $80 for a 10-class package. For more information, call the OPAC at 746-4212.
STAINED GLASS CLASSES
Openings are now available for adults wishing to learn the art of stained glass. Classes will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday evenings. For more information, contact Felipe at 308-9112.
Those wishing to obtain their GED, study for the citizenship test, or improve reading skills are encouraged to call the Artesia Literacy Council at 748-9740 or stop by inside Trinity Temple Assembly of God, 1507 W. Hermosa Drive.
SHOES FOR PETS
New Mexico’s only no-kill animal shelter, Animal Village of Alamogordo, is asking Artesians to donate gently-worn used and new shoes as a fundraiser to help support the shelter as well as individuals in developing nations. Call 308-2199 for shoe pickup or drop off at the Artesia Daily Press, 503 W. Main St.
AGH THRIFT SHOP
The Artesia General Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. The store is located at 611 N. First St. $7 bag sales (13-gallon bags) are held each Wednesday and Saturday. Donations can be dropped off during business hours.
Artesia General Hospital and the Alzheimer’s Association will host an Alzheimer’s Family Support Group from 10-11 a.m. the third Thursday of each month in the AGH Senior Care Unit dining room (enter via AGH Human Resources entrance off of 13th Street; ring bell of Senior Care Unit for admission). Refreshments are served. Families dealing with a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, or those wishing to learn more about the diseases, are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 736-8175.
PLACED BY GRACE
A Placed by Grace adoption ministry meets at 3:30 p.m. the first and third Sunday of every month in the Harvest Fellowship Sanctuary, 404 W. Richey Ave. Anyone who has been part of an adoption is invited to attend. For more information, contact Harvest Fellowship at 746-6195.
Celebrate Recovery, a non-denominational, Christ-centered recovery program, is held each Tuesday at Hermosa Church of Christ. A meal is served at 6 p.m., followed by the program from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information or to volunteer, call 513-2709 or 308-9273.
MEALS ON WHEELS
Artesia Meals on Wheels is seeking volunteers. The organization delivers hot lunches to the elderly and disabled. For more information on volunteering or registering a participant to receive meals, call 746-9642.
KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE
The Keeping the Dream Alive organization will meet at 5:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Artesia Center, 612 N. Eighth St. The public is invited to attend.
Lakeview Christian Hospice will offer Grief Share, a video and support group for those who have experienced the death of a loved one, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday mornings at the Senior Center, 202 Chisum Ave. For more information, contact Ronda Suderman King at 575-887-0933.
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets the first and third Thursdays of each month. MOPS is open to mothers with children ages newborn-kindergarten. This is a way to meet moms in the community. Childcare is provided. For more information, visit Artesia MOPS on Facebook.
The Southeast New Mexico Community Action Corporation’s senior citizens’ bingo program takes place at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Monday through Friday at 312 W. Kemp Ave. Rides are available. For more information, call David any time, day or night, at 602-9210.
A women’s AA group meets from 7-8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at 505 W. Richey Ave. For more information, call 748-5412.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 7-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 4-5 p.m. Sundays at 505 W. Richey Ave.
The We are Not Saints group meets from 7-8 p.m. Monday through Saturday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 809 S. 10th St.